You are here

Black Forest Cherry Cake

admin's picture
  Eggs 6
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Unsweetened baking chocolate squares 4 , melted and cooled
  Sifted flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Water 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Kirsch 2 Tablespoon
  Confectioner's sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Unsalted butter 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1
  Kirsch liquor topping 2 Tablespoon
  Drained canned sour cherries 2 Cup (32 tbs), patted dry
  Confectioner's sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped
  Semisweet chocolate bar 8 Ounce

Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla together until thick and fluffy, about 10 minutes.
Alternately fold chocolate and flour into egg mixture, ending with flour.
Pour batter into 3 well-greased and floured 8-inch-round cake pans.
Bake in preheated 350°F oven 10 to 15 minutes, until cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool cakes in pans 5 minutes; turn onto racks to cool completely.
Make syrup.
Mix together sugar and water; boil 5 minutes.
When syrup has cooled, stir in kirsch.
Prick cake layers; brush syrup over all 3 layers.
Make butter-cream filling.
Beat together sugar and butter until well-blended.
Add egg yolk; beat until light and fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
Fold in kirsch.
Assemble cake.
Place 1 layer on cake plate.
Spread with filling.
Drop 3/4 cup cherries evenly over filling.
Place second layer on cake.
Place third layer on top.
Fold confectioners sugar, into whipped cream.
Cover sides and top of cake with whipped cream.
Decorate top of cake with remaining 1/2 cup cherries.
To make chocolate curls from chocolate bar, shave bar (at room temperature) with vegetable peeler.
Refrigerate curls until ready to use.
Press chocolate curls on sides of cake; sprinkle a few on top.
Chill until serving time

Recipe Summary


Rate It

Your rating: None
Average: 4.2 (17 votes)

Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 6275 Calories from Fat 2708

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 312 g480.6%

Saturated Fat 181.7 g908.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1944 mg648%

Sodium 615.3 mg25.6%

Total Carbohydrates 835 g278.4%

Dietary Fiber 39.4 g157.6%

Sugars 581.3 g

Protein 86 g172.6%

Vitamin A 211.3% Vitamin C 18.4%

Calcium 60.9% Iron 249.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Black Forest Cherry Cake Recipe